Courses & Units

Special Topic in History HTA378

Hobart, Launceston

Introduction

In 2020 this special topic will examine the fascinating history of Imperial Russia from the seventeenth century to the Revolution of 1917. Straddling the borderlands between Europe and Asia, Russia reveals in stark relief key issues in westernisation and modernisation. Nineteenth-century Russia was one of the most intellectually and artistically creative moments in history, as a deeply traditional society experienced increasing social and economic change. We study how Russian intellectuals debated national identity in their Eurasian state, and created a distinctive variety of socialism that triumphed in the revolutions of the early twentieth century

Summary

Unit name Special Topic in History
Unit code HTA378
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
Discipline History and Classics
Coordinator

Dr Anthony Page

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 13/7/2020 10/8/2020 31/8/2020 18/10/2020

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

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Learning Outcomes

  1. gained an advanced appreciation of the major political, economic, diplomatic and social forces that shaped Europe between 1815 and 1914.
  2. learnt ways of locating relevant information on this period of European history and applied that learning in advanced ways
  3. developed an advanced understanding in how to analyse historical evidence of different kinds
  4. developed an advanced understanding of problems of historical interpretation in this period of European history
  5. developed, through informed and disciplined reflection on the past, a richer and deeper critical understanding of the processes involved in transformation of the separate European countries from pre-modern to modern societies.

Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2020: $835.00 2020: $1,729.00 090305

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Requisites

Prerequisites

    25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any Faculty

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

HTA247 or HTA347

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

On-campus: 2 x 1-hour lectures weekly, 1 x 1-hour tutorial fortnightly.

Off-campus: 2 x 1-hour recorded lectures weekly, and fortnightly online discussions.

Assessment

On-campus: 3,000-word essay (40%), 500 word minor assignment (10%), tutorial participation (10%), take-home exam (40%)

Off-campus: 3,000-word essay (40%), 500 word minor assignment (10%), online discussion exercises (10%), take-home exam (40%)

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